Motorola sends staff out to sea for team skills

first_imgCommunications company Motorola has found that team-building is mosteffective when its brightest workers are all at sea. Under the Leadership Learning Partnership programme, up to 50 Motorola staffwill take to the waves each year with skipper Conrad Humphreys, winner of the2000-2001 BT Global Challenge round-the-world yacht race, to learn skills thatthey can bring to the meeting table back on dry land. A dozen members of staff, identified as having leadership potential, butwithout any previous yachting experience, recently joined Humphreys for theRound the Island [of Wight] race to enhance their communication and teamskills. Following a day learning how to sail, the team spent the evening talkingtactics before spending the night on board, and joined one thousand yachts thenext day for the race. Humphreys said the pressures and challenges faced aboard a yacht could bedirectly translated into a business environment. “In a race you have sub-groups who all have to back each otherup,” he said. “It’s all about speed and communication. If one personisn’t performing, then you are out of the race.” Vanessa Loughlin, head of the office of leadership at Motorola, said theevent had been such a success that the company plans to extend the scheme withan inter-sector Motorola regatta in the future. Weblinks www.motorola.comwww.conradhumphreys.com Related posts:No related photos. Motorola sends staff out to sea for team skillsOn 16 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Argonauts Sweep Conference Player of the Week Awards

first_img Share Argonauts Sweep Conference Player of the Week Awards May 1, 2007BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After clinching the Gulf South Conference East Division number two seed last weekend, two West Florida players were honored for their success. Senior Valerie Staub (East Brunswick, N.J./Wallace-Dothan CC) was named the GSC East Division Player of the Week, while junior Taren Walton (Pensacola, Fla./Pine Forest HS) earned GSC East Division Pitcher of the Week accolades. It is the first career player of the week award for both players.Staub is the second Argonaut in the last three weeks to earn player of the week honors. Whitney Gay (Cantonment, Fla./Tate HS) was named player of the week on Apr. 17. In West Florida’s six games against North Alabama and 10th ranked Alabama-Huntsville last weekend, Staub batted .389 with seven RBI. Staub clubbed a three-run, first inning home run in the Argonauts 5-3 win over North Alabama on Saturday. The following day, she hit a first inning, two-run double to help West Florida clinch a GSC Tournament berth in a 6-4 win over Alabama-Huntsville. Staub is currently on a seven-game hitting streak.Walton won three of the Argonauts five games last weekend. In two starts against North Alabama, Walton limited to Lions to one run (not earned) on eight hits with eight strikeouts. She was also the winning pitcher in Sunday’s second game against Alabama-Huntsville after only permitting one run on six hits with three strikeouts. Walton has won her last six starts and has only allowed one earned run in her last 35 innings pitched as a starter.GSC East Division second-seed West Florida (34-23) will open GSC Tournament play on Friday at 11:45 a.m. CST against GSC West Division third-seed Henderson State (26-13). Follow all of the tournament action with a live broadcast and “live stats” on the softball page of www.goargos.comPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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